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a. A listing of the order of events and other pertinent information for a public presentation.
b. The presentation itself: a program of piano pieces.
2. A scheduled radio or television show.
3. An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule: a program of physical therapy for a convalescent.
4. A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need: "Working parents rely on the center's after-school latchkey program" (New York Times).
a. A course of academic study; a curriculum.
b. A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities: a work-study program.
c. A plan or system of nonacademic extracurricular activities: the football program.
6. A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
7. An instruction sequence in programmed instruction.
a. All or part of the genetic code of a cell or organism.
b. A characteristic sequence of developmental or behavioral events in a cell or organism, often considered to result from the expression of genes.
c. A stimulus or training sequence that causes an organism to exhibit a behavior, as by conditioning.
tr.v. pro·grammed, pro·gram·ming, pro·grams or pro·gramed or pro·gram·ingIdiom:
1. To include or schedule in a program: program a new musical composition.
2. To design a program for; schedule the activities of.
3. To provide (a machine) with a set of coded working instructions.
4. To stimulate or train to perform automatically in a specified way: consumers who have been programmed to buy brand names.
5. To prepare an instructional sequence for (material to be taught) in programmed instruction.
a. To provide (a cell or organism, for example) with a genetic program: cells that are programmed to produce insulin.
b. To cause (an effect or action) by means of a genetic program; determine genetically: "The basic housekeeping duties that a human and a yeast cell must perform are the same and are programmed by recognizably similar genes inherited from a common, single-celled ancestor" (Nicholas Wade).
get with the program
To follow or conform to a set of guidelines or expectations.
[Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly : pro-, forth; see pro-2 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]
pro·gram·mingor pro·gram·ing (prō′grăm′ĭng, -grə-mĭng)
a. The designing, scheduling, or planning of a program, as in broadcasting.
b. Broadcast programs considered as a group: the network's Thursday night programming.
2. The writing of a computer program.
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|Noun||1.||programing - setting an order and time for planned events|
planning - an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action; "the planning was more fun than the trip itself"
|2.||programing - creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something|
creating by mental acts - the act of creating something by thinking
logic programing, logic programming - creating a program that enables the computer to reason logically
object-oriented programing, object-oriented programming - creating a program that can use and support objects
link - (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
kludge - a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)
program library, subroutine library, library - (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use